Image: President Bush after Russert wake
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President Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, far left, say goodbye to St. Albans School Headmaster Vance Wilson, right, and his wife, Linda, second from left, after attending a wake for journalist Tim Russert in Washington on Tuesday.
updated 6/17/2008 4:51:46 PM ET 2008-06-17T20:51:46

President Bush and his wife, Laura, went to a wake for Tim Russert, the television newsman who died last Friday.

Bush and his wife rode in a short, unmarked motorcade to St. Albans School in Northwest Washington, where the wake was being held Tuesday in the refectory.

White House press secretary Dana Perino said that Bush wanted to pay his respects and offer his deepest sympathies to the Russert family.

The funeral for the 58-year-old of NBC's "Meet the Press" is scheduled to take place Wednesday.

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